What happens when an organization incorporates compassion throughout its policies, procedures, and culture? What is the impact on all stakeholders in an organization when human needs for care, consideration, and connection and are considered alongside business and impact outcomes? Research, and practice, show that the needs of people and the needs of organizations are not mutually […]
By 2050, black, indigenous, and people of color will represent half the population in the U.S. and more than half of the working-age population. Such growth does not automatically change other systemic issues including access to healthcare, housing, and education opportunities.
According to New Profit, who commissioned an independent analysis of the philanthropic capital market in 2018, diverse-led organizations receive only four percent of total contributions.
How can investors and donors make an impact on mission-driven work with an equity and inclusion lens?
In this discussion with Ken Tsunoda, TechSoup’s vice president of development, Chrystel Cornelius, executive director of First Nations Oweesta Corporation, Rukaiyah Adams, chief investment officer of Meyer Memorial Trust,* and Don Chen, president of the Surdna Foundation,* we will explore ways that investors and donors can use both investing and grantmaking to advance equity while addressing historical injustices. We’ll explore the following key topics:
- How the current political climate is changing mission-driven organizations’ approach to addressing racial justice issues
- Where has impact investing and philanthropy made the most progress in advancing equity issues? Where has it made the least? What kinds of metrics can be used to measure progress?
- What is the spectrum of investment vehicles and diversity of organizational types to consider for support (e.g., social benefit corporations, cooperatives, community investment funds, perpetual trusts)
- Examples of racial equity investment practices that have worked around the world and should be replicated more broadly
Panelist: Chrystel Cornelius, Executive Director, First Nations Oweesta Corporation (confirmed)
Moderator: Ken Tsunoda, Vice President, TechSoup (confirmed)
Panelist: Rukaiyah Adams, Chief Investment Officer, Meyer Memorial Trust (proposed)
Panelist: Don Chen, President, Surdna Foundation (proposed)